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Regular readers of True Crime will note that bloodied faces aren’t all that uncommon in Miami-Dade mugshots. Rarely, however, do we see other bodily fluids make cameos. Well, that changed today when Anthony Joseph Calvanese III, 24, was booked into jail for allegedly attempting to abduct a little girl from Miami International Airport and took a mug shot that was, well, rather snot-nosed. Miami New Times has the story.
Miami Beach is a shallow place. The right car can get you laid. The wrong shoes can get you kicked out of a club. Hell, even the dive bars have dress codes. But can looking poor get you arrested?
It did for Dale Picardat. Now the city owes him $100,000. Miami New Times has the story.
After pleading guilty to possession of child porn, a judge allowed Nelson Carrizo to spend one last holiday season at home before heading to the big house. It’s a pretty common practice for non-violent criminal who reach plea deals, but Carrizo spent his final months of freedom trolling around on VampireFreaks.com and arranging to meet an underaged Palm Beach girl he met on the site to Miami for sex. Miami New Times has the story.
A mailbox in Miami got an unwelcome delivery this morning. After receiving reports of an explosion, authorities discovered that an “acid bomb” had gone off in a mailbox.
At least it wasn’t a bill! Amirite, fellow nonrich people? Bills. Those things just suck, huh?
Crap humor aside, the explosion happened just before 5 a.m. in the 5200 block of NW Fourth Street. The mailbox stands outside a duplex. Miami New Times has the story.
Hafiz Khan, the 77-year-old former cleric at Miami’s Flagler Mosque, could be spending the rest of his life in jail. Khan was convicted on four terrorism related charges this morning after a jury agreed that he had been secretly sending funds to help arm the Taliban. Each charges carries a maximum of up to 15 years in prison. Miami New Times has the story.
Last Thursday, a triple homicide worthy of Michael Bay lit up the Las Vegas Strip when a gunman in a black Range Rover peppered bullets into a rapper driving a Maserati, sending the luxury car careening into a taxi, which exploded right in front of Bally’s Hotel. The rapper died, along with the cabbie and his passenger, as thousands of tourists gaped at the scene.
This morning, Las Vegas police put out an alert for a 22-year-old Miami woman they say was in the SUV during the shooting. Tineesha Lashun Howard — who has a history of prostitution — isn’t a suspect and is “possibly endangered,” police say. Miami New Times has the story.
Ari Pregen picked the wrong strip club to throw his weight around. On January 26, the Miami-Dade assistant state attorney gained free admission for himself and two pals into downtown Miami’s Goldrush by flashing his work badge at the club’s executive manager, Jeff Levy. A few hours later, Pregen again whipped out his law enforcement credentials so he wouldn’t have to pay a 15 percent credit card surcharge on lap dances he purchased. Miami New Times has the story.
He may be Will Smith’s brother-in-law, but Dee Lawrence Downs did not get a very warm welcome to Miami.
Downs, who is married to Smith’s younger sister Ellen, was arrested last month after he fell into a cocaine trafficking sting operation. Miami New Times has the story.